Joe Ryan been pretty good against AL Central teams
Nothing like playing the Tigers to cure what ails you so Twins are hoping to add to their victory total as we head into the dog days of summer. Matt Manning on for the Tigers and it's his first start back after being on the 60-day DL for shoulder problems. I'm guessing he's on a pitch count so hopefully the Twins can get lots of bats against that bullpen. Chris Archer on for the Twins after having his start moved back a day, perhaps the extra rest will get him to pitch into the 6th inning.
I usually write these in the morning so no word on trades but by game time we will know if the Twins upgraded their roster at all for this 60-game stretch run. (Narrator: They did in fact upgrade their roster).
Looks hot and sunny for a 6:40p first pitch.
At least the weather is nice
already on the board!
Word on the street there is a Twins game today
Maybe the player are eating too many Little Cesaers pizzas and thats why the bats went silent
Today we get two games as the Twins and Tigers are in the middle of a rare 5 game series. Due to Covid, doubleheaders, etc., I am guessing some pretty interesting line ups for both games.
Game 1: First pitch at 12:10 Darren Smeltzer against Rony Garcia
Game 2: First Pitch at 6:10 Cole Sands against Joey Wentz.
Day game alert, naturally. Hope everyone is enjoying the day.
The Twins keep rolling as they lay waste to the dregs of the AL Central. Good on them, beating the bad teams leads to Division titles my grandpappy used to say. More importantly, this Twins teams is fun! They win in dramatic fashion, they are fundamentally sound, they have great characters. Byron Buxton over the weekend and Max Kepler last night both mentioned how much better the locker room is this year compared to last -- which most are taking as a jab at Donaldson (and probably Simmons). I wasn't in the locker room this year or last so I'll take their word for it.
Beau Briske for the Tigers and he has a stat line you would expect for a team playing at a .333 level. His last outing included 6 runs in 5.1 innings so not great. Sonny Gray for the Twins and he's been a good veteran presence for this team. After a slow start, he's really pitched well lately, although lots of run support (14 and 12 runs his last two games) will do wonders for your performance.
Game time at 6:40. Looks like a nice night for baseball.
CF - Buxton
2B - Arraez
SS - Correa
DH - Sanchez
RF - Kepler
LF - Celestino
3B - Urshela
1B - Miranda
C - Jeffers
We’re in first. By a small chunk actually. It’s the Central, but whatever, let’s keep going with the schtick.